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The original Bay Bridge Troll
Oakland, California

Bay Bridge Troll

A creepy steel gremlin has protected the Bay Bridge since 1989.
37.8181, -122.3467
Hollywood sign seen from Griffith Observatory
Los Angeles, California

Hollywood Sign

Hollywood's most famous landmark, the "temporary" sign that has stood for just short of 9 decades longer than intended.
34.1347, -118.3209
Library and gardens at Peace Field
Quincy, Massachusetts

Adams National Historic Park

The homestead of American patriot John Adams.
42.2562, -71.0112
Casa Grande Ruins
Coolidge, Arizona

Casa Grande Ruins

Some of the tallest ancient American ruins continue to inspire awe and curiosity.
32.9778, -111.5176
Dad and three juveniles on the PG&E building. Photo by brothergrimm on Flickr.
San Francisco, California

San Francisco's Peregrine Falcons

Recovered from the brink of extinction, at home in the Financial District.
37.7915, -122.3959
Spouting Horn Park
Koloa, Hawaii

Spouting Horn

This Hawaiian blowhole is supposedly caused by a trapped monster.
21.8848, -159.4932
The Joseph Boston Store, better known as Casa del Oro.
Monterey, California

Casa del Oro

The first safe in this California town had to hold all the gold.
36.6029, -121.8946
A statue of Mary stands in a grotto to the left of the church
Monterey, California

San Carlos Cathedral

The oldest continuously operating church in California.
36.5957, -121.8903
Green Man's Tunnel
South Park Township, Pennsylvania

Green Man's Tunnel

One man's real life disfigurement inspired a lasting local legend surrounding an eerie tunnel.
40.2783, -79.9774
The view of the Custom House that merchants saw upon making landfall
Monterey, California

Monterey's Custom House

The oldest U.S. Government building in California, and it's State Historic Landmark #1.
36.6032, -121.8933
Sam the Prisoner.
Folsom, California

Folsom Prison Museum

This museum looks at the history of one of America's most famous prisons and most beloved albums.
38.6931, -121.1617